By Albert Alvarado / Twitter @Alvarado_Sports
Ossai’s huge game leads Longhorns past Cowboys: Conroe Oak Ridge alum terrorizes OSU
Joseph Ossai recorded one of the best individual performances in recent memory to help Texas upset then sixth-ranked Oklahoma State 41-34 in overtime on Friday in Stillwater, Okla.
Ossai recorded 12 tackles, six tackles for loss, three sacks, forced a fumble and then recovered a fumble to help the Longhorns stay in contention for the Big 12 Championship Game. The Longhorns are one of six teams that are all within a game of the conference lead.
Texas (4-2, 3-2) is now ranked 22nd in the latest Associated Press College Football Poll while Oklahoma state (4-1, 3-1) fell to No. 14.
The former Conroe Oak Ridge star ended the game by running across the Oklahoma State backfield to chase down Cowboys quarterback Spencer Sanders (Denton Ryan) to make a shoestring sack on fourth down of Oklahoma State’s overtime possession.
Ossai had a strip-sack of Sanders late in the second quarter that was recovered by teammate Ta’Quan Graham (Temple) and returned 33 yards to set up a Texas field goal before halftime.
His fourth quarter fumble return gave Texas possession on its own 41. The Longhorns then went on a 15-play, drive capped by a 12-yard Sam Ehlinger (Austin Westlake) touchdown pass to Jake Smith and a two-point conversion pass to Cade Brewer (Austin Lake Travis) to put Texas ahead 34-31 late in the final frame.
Ossai was a Texas Sports Writers Association All-State Honorable Mention during his time at Oak Ridge.
Texas looks for its third straight win on Saturday when it hosts the West Virginia Mountaineers (4-2, 3-2) at 11 a.m. on ABC.
Wilson helps Buckeyes pass first test of season
Sophomore wide receiver Garrett Wilson had another big day to help No. 3 Ohio State make the first statement of the Big 10 season with a 38-25 win at then 18th-ranked Penn State on Saturday.
Wilson had 11 catches for 111 yards to help Ohio State (2-0, 2-0) maintain it’s position as the third-ranked team in the Associated Press College Football Poll while Penn State (0-2, 0-2) dropped out of the Top 25.
Wilson caught 204 yards for 3,359 yards and 55 touchdowns at Lake Travis.
Ohio State visits Rutgers (1-1, 1-1) at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Doege helps West Virginia upset Kansas State
Redshirt junior quarterback Jarret Doege led West Virginia to its biggest win of the season, a 37-10 home blowout of Kansas State on Saturday.
Doege completed 22 of 34 passes for 301 yards and two touchdowns to help the Mountaineers remain in Big 12 Championship Game contention. West Virginia is one of six teams within a game of the conference lead, including Kansas State (4-2, 4-1).
The former Lubbock Cooper star helped West Virginia score 17 unanswered points to take control of the game in the first half.
Doege had touchdown passes of five and 15 yards in the first half.
He threw for 3,363 yards and 33 touchdowns as a senior at Cooper and transferred to West Virginia after playing for two season at Bowling Green.
West Virginia goes for its second straight upset on Saturday when it visits No. 22 Texas (4-2, 3-2) at 11 a.m. on ABC.
Mond passes Manziel as Aggies roll Razorbacks
Senior quarterback Kellen Mond became Texas A&M’s all-time total offense leader in a 42-31 in over the Arkansas Razorbacks on Saturday at Kyle Field.
Mond completed 21 of 26 passes for 260 yards and three touchdowns to go with 32 rushing yards on six carries. Texas A&M (4-1, 4-1 Southeastern Conference) moves up one spot to No. 7 in the latest Associated Press College Football Poll with the win over Arkansas (2-3, 2-3).
The win helps A&M keep pace with No. 2 Alabama (6-0) who leads the SEC West.
The former San Antonio Reagan star had touchdown passes to Ainias Smith (Fort Bend Dulles) of 35 and 15 yards and added a six-yard scoring pass to Jalen Wydermyer (Dickinson) in the second quarter.
Mond played at Reagan before finishing out his prep career at the IMG Academy in Florida. Mond was the District 26-6A Offensive MVP as a junior after throwing for 1,991 yards and 26 scores while rushing for 900 more yards.
A&M visits South Carolina (2-3, 2-3) at 6 p.m. on Saturday on ESPN.
Wallace has standout game in loss
Oklahoma State wide receiver Tylan Wallace filled up the stat sheets one last time against his home-state school, but it wasn’t enough as the Cowboys fell at home to the Texas Longhorns 41-34 in overtime.
Wallace had 11 catches for 187 yards and two touchdowns during OSU’s Halloween afternoon loss. Both Oklahoma State (4-1, 3-1 Big 12) and Texas (4-2, 3-2) are among a group of six teams within a game of the Big 12 lead.
The former Fort Worth South Hills star caught a seven-yard touchdown pass from Spencer Sanders (Denton Ryan) to open the scoring less than five minutes into the game and then hauled in a nine-yard scoring reception to extend OSU’s lead to 31-20 midway through the third quarter.
Wallace posted 3,760 yards and 48 touchdowns on 182 receptions during his high school career and earned Under Armour All-America honors.
Oklahoma State visits Kansas State (4-2, 4-1) at 3 p.m. Saturday on Fox.